Compassionate Water Samadhi Repentance Ceremony At Mahabodhi Monastery
- MAHABODHI MONASTERY菩提阁HALL OF UNIVERSAL BRIGHTNESS普光明殿Compassionate Water Samadhi Repentance Ceremony慈悲三昧水忏
Date : Monday, 21st September 2009
日期 : 农历八月初三 (星期一)
Venue : MahaBodhi Monastery
地点 : Hall Of Universal Brightness 普光明殿
8 ，Lorong Kilat， Upper Bukit Timah Road
Opposite Beauty World Centre
9.30am - 4.30pm: Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance 慈悲三昧水忏
The Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance Sutra illustrates that karma cannot be eradicated and will bring results when the conditions are right. More importantly, it provides an avenue for us to repent on our past negative actions.
Venerable Wuda was a highly respected monk in the imperial court of the Tang dynasty. In one of his previous lives during the Western Han dynasty, he was a general by the name of Yuanang whose vilification caused General Caocuo to be killed. The karma that General Yuanang created by instructing others to kill did not bring retribution until the late Tang dynasty. When Venerable Wuda coveted the high status of the Aguru Seat because of his greed and arrogance, only then did the evil karma manifest, in the form of an ulcer on his knee with a humanlike face. The ulcer only healed when Venerable Wuda was told of the karmic cause of the ulcer and he sincerely repented on his actions.
Out of compassion, Venerable Wuda compiled the Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance Sutra so that we too can have the opportunity to repent on our past unwholesome actions. It is wished that the Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance would cleanse the offenses of living beings so that they could obtain refreshing Dharma joy. The merits and virtues from the ceremony will be dedicated to both living and deceased beings in the Dharma Realm.
11.00am-11.45am—Offering to the Buddha 佛前大供
5.00pm – 6.00pm: Offerings Of Candles and Wishing/ Blessing Session
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